This week, while watching the Today Show, I saw an interview of a young man who had just been released from prison. He served 10 years for a crime he did not commit. A reporter asked him what he wanted to eat for his first meal out of prison. His response? "I kinda want some Dairy Queen....."
My first inclination was to laugh... of all the meals in the world, you want Dairy Queen? And then I thought about my husband, and how I know with almost full certainty that if he were in a similar situation he would request Popeye's for his first meal.
I'm about 2.5 weeks into a 4 week diet, and I am constantly thinking of everything I would rather be eating. Salads and vegetables and grilled chicken breasts are really starting to get old. So, ever since seeing this interview, I have given a lot of thought to what I would want to eat for my first meal out of the slammer. I've come up with a few options.
Option 1: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. My best friend. I'd want a family size box and I'd want it all to myself. While sitting on a couch and watching Friends.
Option 2: Chicken Fried Steak with gravy. And mashed potatoes. And macaroni and cheese. And a sweet tea!
Option 3: Tamales. And chips and queso. And a Diet Coke.
Option 4: Bow tie pasta with Alfredo sauce and chicken. And breadsticks. And a glass of white wine.
Option 5: A bowl of cookie dough.
Option 6: Cheesecake
Option 7: Italian Creme Cake
Option 8: A slice of cheese pizza, a slice of sausage pizza, and a slice of pepperoni pizza.
Option 9: A hot dog and cheese fries
Option 10: There's an Italian restaurant out near my parent's house that has a dish on the menu called "Tortellini alla Panna". In the description of this item on the menu, it actually says the phrase "Not for the weight watcher". I WOULD BE ALL OVER THAT.
There are so many options and I would probably have one a day for the first 10 days of my freedom. Clearly, I've given this a lot of thought. And, clearly, this cleanse I am on is making me daydream of better food. Like Beef Lo Mein.